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Most Anticipated 2018 Books

Happy New Year to all our fabulous readers! We wish you a year full of joy, happiness, and great reads. In December I spent more time planning my reads for next year than I have doing any actual reading. Overall, 2017 was a pretty good reading year for me. I really enjoyed the Man Booker nominees and I read a lot of great literary fiction. We are hoping that this year brings us even better books. Below are a few books that are coming out in the first half of 2018 to help you plan your reading year. What are your plans for 2018?

January: 
A State of Freedom by Neel Mucherjee
Phone by Will Self
Gnomon by Nick Harkaway. Book Worm reviewed this here.
Winter by Ali Smith. This was released in the UK in November.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Brave by Rose McGowan
The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

February:
I am, I am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Jagannath: Stories by Karin Tidbeck. Technically this is already out but is being pushed as a 2018 release. While I don’t love short stories, this collection sounds pretty amazing.
Sadness Is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. Debut novel set in Nigeria
What Are We Doing Here: Essays by Marilynne Robinson

March:
The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea. Mexican-American immigrant story.
The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat. Coming of age story set in Boston’s Ethiopian community
The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman

April: 
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

May
Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel. The third book of the Themis Files, a series I have enjoyed.
The Destiny Thief by Richard Russo. Short stories about writing, writers, and life.

June
Florida by Lauren Groff

We want to hear from you. Which 2018 books are you looking forward to reading?

21 Comments Post a comment
  1. Most excited about http://amzn.to/2Erjxmr Noir

    http://amzn.to/2CtbmrI The Great Alone – but from what I’ve heard The Nightingale was an exception, not the rule for Hannah so expectations tempered.

    http://amzn.to/2lA7eeY Red Clocks appeals but not sure I can do it right now.

    And from your list, Winter, I Am, I Am, I Am and Female Persuasion which I’m hoping to finish in January

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    January 1, 2018
    • Nicole R #

      I agree on the Hannah assessment. Some of her other books have struck the emotionally overwrought note with me so, despite being enamored with The Nightingale, I am tempering my expectations of this new one.

      But you know it will sell like hot cakes

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      January 22, 2018
    • Nicole R #

      I am waiting for you both to read Red Clocks first.

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      January 22, 2018
      • I am getting Red Clocks with my Powell’s subscription so will review it when I’m done

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        January 22, 2018
  2. Currey #

    I am looking forward to Ali Smith’s Winter after loving Autumn. I have loved some Eggers (but disliked others) but will definitely read The Monk of Mokha as he tends to be better with a non-fictional base. Also Bookworm’s review of Gnomon definitely made me put that on my TBR stack (which is unfortunately rather huge at the moment). Happy New Year everyone.

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    January 1, 2018
    • I’ve seen some really mixed reviews on Gnomon. Seems like a love or hate book. I usually agree with BW so also added it

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      January 1, 2018
    • Hope you like it when you get to it 🙂

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      January 8, 2018
  3. Tracy S #

    Circe by Madeleine Miller is out in April- I loved Song of Achilles, so I’m excited for this one. And Winter comes to my house in 8 Days! Well, the book. The season is certainly here. It’s 10 below out there right now. Happy New Year everybody!

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    January 1, 2018
    • I forgot my Circe. I have to go back and add it here soon

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      January 1, 2018
  4. Anita #

    Thank you for this post. I really haven’t explored upcoming titles at all so this whet my appetite. Of the ones you posted, I’m definitely in for the Wolitzer, and Jagannath sounds right up my alley (and I do like short stories).

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    January 2, 2018
  5. I own a copy of How To Stop Time : Enjoyed, but not a rave read.I’d like to read The Monk of Moka, and also Gnomon. Thanks for the headsup!

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    January 4, 2018
  6. I just got an ARC of The Immortalists so watch this space for a review 🙂

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    January 8, 2018
    • I have a copy too so we can do a joint review

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      January 8, 2018
      • Great let me know when you are planning to read and I will fit in with you as it doesn’t publish in the UK until March

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        January 8, 2018
      • I can wait 😂 maybe in a few weeks

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        January 8, 2018
      • Great will get my 1001 reading out the way and hit it 🙂 Do you have a review deadline for your ARC?

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        January 8, 2018
      • Nope. I got it at book expo as a print copy so no expectation on date. I’m slogging through Passing trying to finish

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        January 8, 2018
      • I mean Women in Love. I liked passing

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        January 8, 2018
      • I have yet to start that slog….

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        January 8, 2018
  7. Nicole R #

    I can’t believe the new Nora Roberts releases didn’t make your list!!!

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    January 22, 2018
    • I thought about including it just for you but I figured you already knew about it

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      January 22, 2018

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